Cinco de MayoThon

Cinco de MayoThon
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 12:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Norfolk & St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 652-4900

Event Description:

Hosted by the BCC-Rotary along with the Mexican Embassy, the event, a celebration of Mexican culture, will take place in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. Kicking off with an irreverent “Micro-Marathon,” racers will compete to raise money and win prizes with just 50 strides to greatness! The Race, which features all the trappings of a major road race in just 164 feet, leads into a large-scale street festival.

Registered participants get to run in the race of a lifetime. From balloon arch to balloon arch and every water station in between, runners will be pushed to their physical limits for 0.05 km, 164 feet. Start training now for your 50 strides to glory!


Registered runners receive:

A race shirt memorializing their effort.
Complimentary food tickets

A race number that serves as their raffle ticket for great prizes.

The race number is also an entry ticket for our contests.

A limited-edition Cinco de MayoThon .05k bumper sticker.


Despite the holiday’s popularity among the Mexican American community, Puebla remains the only city in Mexico to truly celebrate the historic event. With this in mind, the BCC-Rotary chose a main beneficiary dedicated to helping Puebla.

JUCONI is an award-winning charity dedicated to serving at-risk children and their families. The organization, which has been recognized by UNICEF for “Best Practices”, strives to use education and personalized therapies to end the cycle of poverty and violence. All proceeds from the event flow through the BCC-Rotary Club Foundation, which also supports numerous other local and international organizations.


The Festival includes:

Food Vendors
A Cerveza y Tequila Garden
Performers and Artists (On a stage and roaming the crowd
Sponsor Tents
The Piñata Pit (a family friendly zone with face painters, build a Piñata…)
Contests (Best Taco, Jalapeño Eating…)
Activities (Cornhole, Selfie Walls…)
Raffles and Prizes (Including a trip to Mexico!)


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